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"Popiah King" Sam Goi wins 2013 Businessman of the Year award

Published on Apr 3, 2014 10:01 PM
 
Food tycoon Sam Goi, who turned a small local firm into a regional giant, won the 2013 Businessman of the Year award on Thursday, April 3, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

TURNING a small local firm into a regional giant won food tycoon Sam Goi the 2013 Businessman of the Year award on Thursday evening.

Known as the "popiah king", Mr Goi is the executive chairman of Tee Yih Jia Group, which markets frozen popiah skins, wanton wrappers and roti pratas across the globe.

He won the prize for his entrepreneurial spirit and far-sightedness in buying Tee Yih Jia in 1977 and building it into the popiah behemoth it is today, the organisers of the Singapore Business Awards said.

Mr Goi also built Yangzhou Yunhe Real Estate Group into one of the best property developers in southern China, they added.

 
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